Surp Gevork church in Gandzak, 9th century
|Elevation||1,978 m (6,490 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+4 (GMT+4)|
Gandzak (Armenian: Գանձակ; formerly Batikian, Batikyan) is a village in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. The village is located in Gegharkunik region, on the right coast of Gavar river, 3 km south-west from region center, with an average height of 1980 meters above sea level. The village was named Batikian for a time in honor of Batik Batikian (1892–1920), a Communist activist. There is a half-ruined basilica of S. Astvatsatsin of the 4th or 5th century and a domed S. Gevorg church of the 9th or 10th century. In ancient times it had a domed hall. In the 19th century, Armenian migrants from Western Armenia covered the destroyed roofs with the logs.
- Gandzak, Armenia at GEOnet Names Server
- World Gazeteer: Armenia – World-Gazetteer.com
- Report of the results of the 2001 Armenian Census, Statistical Committee of Armenia
- Brady Kiesling, Rediscovering Armenia, p. 44; original archived at Archive.org, and current version online on Armeniapedia.org.
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